The powers of Rosario Dawson’s megawatt smile are well known, but last night she literally lit up a room. She was on hand to help artist Luke Jerram illuminate a massive, 23-foot-tall globe displaying NASA surface imagery of the moon. Previously on display across Europe and in Hong Kong, this is the work’s US debut.
Rosario Dawson spoke about her Lower East Side roots and issued a series of pointed jabs at Hillary Clinton last night at a Bernie Sanders rally in the South Bronx. “Shame on you, Hillary!” the Kids star scolded while helping to introduce Sanders to what the candidate estimated were 15,000 people at St. Mary’s Park. “Whoa, sorry, hold on,” she caught herself, to the delight of the crowd. “Let me watch my tone.”
Juan Scott, 26 and apparently a cousin of actress Rosario Dawson, was arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to rape a 20-year-old woman last week in her Stuyvesant Town apartment. [The Villager]
Dennis Nemirovskiy, a 27-year-old Brooklynite, was arrested Friday morning at Bellevue Hospital (where he stopped to his clothes, stained by packs of exploding red dye) for allegedly committing five local bank robberies in early October, netting nearly $8500. [NY Post]
In Greenpoint, paperwork was submitted to convert 214 Franklin Street into a 30-room hotel with a coffee shop and gym. [NY Shitty]
Happy Martin Luther King Day, all. Here’s a guide to volunteering in North Brooklyn, care of DNA Info.
A police source tells the Daily News that a contractor who was owed $20,000 is being eyed as a suspect in the murder of Menachem Stark. [NY Daily News]
The Department of Buildings has given Extell permission to demolish a stretch of 14th Street so it can build a 7-story development with 39,310 square feet of commercial space. [The Real Deal]
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This week, we present a series of longer pieces unraveling the histories of storied buildings.
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The entrance to the Nuyorican Poets Café dissolves into a mural of faceless men standing in line, all dressed in white-hat-and-suit ensembles, hands stuffed into their pockets. The painting is based on a black and white photograph from the 1980s of spectators waiting outside the Café. To the right of the entrance is a detailed portrait of the Rev. Pedro Pietri, one of the Nuyorican’s founding poets. The murals replicate the artistry of what goes on inside the walls.
Police believe the 31-year-old man found dead on the Williamsburg Bridge last Tuesday accidentally fell while under the influence of alcohol. The Australian tourist was still wearing his Clockwork Orange Halloween costume. [Free Williamsburg]
Juan Scott, an estranged cousin of actress Rosario Dawson, was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in prison for sexually assaulting three women in the East Village last year. [NY Daily News]
According to the founder of the real estate analytics site NeighborhoodX, the East Village has “gone from being an affordable alternative to Greenwich Village to an aspirational neighborhood.” [DNA Info]
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David Gilmour of Pink Floyd at Madison Square Garden, 4/12.
In September, “the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant,” Tim Ho Wan of Hong Kong, will open an American location in Spice’s former digs on the corner of 10th St. and 4th Avenue. [Village Voice]
At Lot 45 in Bushwick, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson and Tim Robbins all attended a Bernie Sanders-sponsored dance party. [Bushwick Daily]
Forget the modest muppet at the Bernie-themed art show coming to the Bowery this weekend, this muppet really took Manhattan. It remains to be seen whether Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination, but this guy was definitely a winner at the underdog candidate’s Washington Square Park rally. As Muppet Bernie walked down Broadway after the event let out, he was stopped for selfies by dozens and dozens of the estimated 27,000-plus people who flooded the Village to hear from Vampire Weekend, Rosario Dawson, Tim Robbins, Spike Lee, and bird-whisperin’ Bern himself.
Flash Factory recently made a New York Times list of Manhattan clubs that are keeping it real, but it probably wasn’t the best place for a populist Bernie Sanders rally – anyone who left a $2 tip on a lousy can of Bud ($9) and a Jack and Coke ($17) would’ve immediately blown the $27 they might have otherwise contributed to the Sanders campaign. But hey, everyone who showed up for last night’s “Bern NY Bern” party got free entertainment from bands like Rain Machine and Wild Belle, plus some Instagrammable speeches from Gaby Hoffman and Susan Sarandon.
City of Gold Friday March 11 through Thursday March 24 at IFC Center: $14
Perhaps you count yourself among those very special people who know no other way to discover new cities and far-off places than by eating their way through the landscape, from its street food vendors to corner taquerias and refrigerator-less open-air markets (Sorry, looking at the Michelin Guide doesn’t count. Wait, does anyone actually do that?). If so, here’s your chance to meet a man after your own heart. The subject of this doc is Jonathan Gold, the LA-based writer, and the first food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize.